Eclectic Institute Lemon Balm helps reduce anxiety, promote sleep and increase mental concentration. Studies have investigated the safety and effectiveness of oral lemon balm alone, however. For example, in one recent study of people with minor sleep disorders, those who ingested an herbal combination of valerian and lemon balm reported sleeping much better than those who ingested placebo pills. Also contains phytonutrients that have been shown to have powerful anti-viral properties making it useful for cold sores and other viral attacks
Historically, lemon balm has been used to "strengthen the brain" and recently scientists have numerous phytonutrinets that concentrate in the in the hippocampus "learning centre".
Herbalists also recommend lemon balm for stomach discomfort due to its ability to reduce gas in the digestive system and relieve stomach cramps.The nervous system is very sensitive to stress. Constipation may be a direct result of changes in the nervous system during stress. Normal bowel movements are a result of complicated nervous system signals. Too much stress can cause an interruption of these signals that will affect many parts of the digestive tract. It can slow the intestinal movements that result in bowel movements.Lemon Balm helps to normalise bowel movements by its action on stress and may be invaluable in those with hypertonic colons.
Directions: (Shake well) mix 15-30 drops in water; take 1-3 times daily. Discontinue use if unusual symptoms occur. Consult your health provider about the use of herbs during pregnancy, with infants, or with prescription drugs. Keep out of the reach of children.